Josh Lloyd tries to do "what Mother Nature does" on his farm near Clay Center, Kansas. That means a no-till system combined with the planting of a polyculture of cover crops -- turnips, radishes and canola -- in rotation with his sorghum and wheat acres.
This is a literature review of cover crop benefits from Dabney et al. 2001 and Dabney 1996.
Oilseed radish is a unique cover crop that farmers are planting to improve their soil quality for economic crop production.
Interest and use of cover crops as a practice to reduce high nutrient and sediment levels along existing water sources has increased across the Midwest.
Cover crop decision making chart for the year after corn.
Cover crop decision making chart for the year after cereal grains.
Cover Crops Rotations after Cash Grain Crop
Nitrogen is required for adequate residue production from cereal cover crops used in notill cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) production, but residues can immobilize N needed by cotton.
Using cover crops to convert to no-till.
Soil compaction is a common and constant problem on most farms that till the soil.
2008 Cover Crop Innovator Project.
Cover crops improve no-till corn.